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5182 Aluminum vs. Sintered 6061 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and sintered 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is sintered 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
0.5 to 6.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
32 to 62
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
83 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
62 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
52
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
170

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
0.68 to 7.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
28 to 280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
8.6 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
16 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
81
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
3.8 to 9.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
96 to 99.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.4 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.2 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 1.5

Comparable Variants